Tag: racket
Macedonia 27.01.20 | 18:17

Kacarska about Stefanova’s testimony: I am appalled, thinking about a lawsuit!

Judge Dobrila Kacarska says she was appalled by the testimony of prosecutor Lile Stefanova, who said today at the “Racket” trial that pressures about the case against businessman Orce Kamcev came from all sides, mentioning judge Kacarska. Stefanova told the court that judge Dobrila Kacarska,...

Macedonia 27.01.20 | 17:52

Zaev swore by Katica as by his nationalism: She is an institution, I stand behind her as a person

Today’s testimony by SPO prosecutor Lile Stefanova in relation to the “Racket” case undoubtedly takes us back a year to remind ourselves of what happened to the capacity of the special prosecutor, which for the then prime minister was an unconquerable fortress. I do not give up on...

Macedonia 27.01.20 | 12:17

Lile Stefanova blamed Katica Janeva for everything that went wrong with the Special Prosecutor’s Office

Lile Stefanova, one of the top deputies to disgraced former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, testified before the court today after her hearing was postponed several times. Stefanova was the lead prosecutor in the Empire money laundering case initiated against several top businessmen, which Janeva reportedly...

Macedonia 21.01.20 | 13:16

Which European statesman welcomed Zaev in their capital – no one!

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski said Tuesday morning on TV Alfa that if the court did not complete its work on the SPO and the “Racket” case, then VMRO-DPMNE said it will disclose new revelations on the case. He added that he hopes that after April 12, Macedonia will have a...

Macedonia 20.01.20 | 12:34

Racket trial postponed after both of Janeva’s attorneys called in sick

Today’s hearing in the Racket scandal was postponed after both of Katica Janeva’s defense attorneys failed to show up. The court was expecting to hear from one of Janeva’s principal deputies Lile Stefanova, who was allegedly also involved in the extortion of millions from businessman...

Macedonia 20.01.20 | 10:23

One of Janeva’s main deputies will testify in the racketeering trial against her

A highly anticipated questioning in the Racket trial is scheduled for today. Prosecutor Lile Stefanova was one of the key deputies to now disgraced Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva, who is accused of extorting millions from businessmen she was persecuting. Stefanova led the Empire case, in which Janeva...

Macedonia 19.01.20 | 14:18

Sekerinska dares the state prosecutors to investigate her role in the Racket scandal

Defense Minister and SDSM party deputy leader Radmila Sekerinska dared the state prosecutors to investigate her role in the major Racket scandal. Multiple witness testimonies placed Sekerinska at the home of her close friend, Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13, who is charged with extorting 20 million...

Macedonia 17.01.20 | 19:30

Stip hospital deal, approved in the final days of Zaev’s Government, is legally highly problematic

Vecer.mk reports that the alleged problems with the project to reconstruct the Stip hospital are made up or overblown, in order to greatly increase the price of the work and benefit the contractor – the Greek Intrakat company. As was already reported, the work is facing serious difficulties, and...

Macedonia 08.01.20 | 13:42

“Racket” is not closed, new crime involving the Clinical Center in Stip

On March 3, 2016, the then VMRO-DPMNE government laid the foundation stone for the construction of a new clinical center in Stip, which was to be completed by the end of 2019. The 34,000-square-meter clinical center was to operate and meet the needs of over 200,000 people in that region of Macedonia. That...

Macedonia 04.01.20 | 22:08

Five persons very close to Zaev were involved in the Racket scandal

Journalist Branko Geroski, whose reports led to the charges against Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva and her associates from the major Racket scandal, today called out the now former Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and five of his close associates for being deeply involved in the scandal. Like in his earlier...

Macedonia 03.01.20 | 15:34

Racket scandal: Boki 13 offers to share additional information with the prosecutors

During a hearing the Skopje court, a visibly perked up Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13 told the judge that he considers himself a political prisoner and that he is prepared to share additional information with chief prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski, but that Joveski is rejecting his offers. The truth will...

Macedonia 30.12.19 | 10:39

If Janeva is sentenced to 10 years in prison, Zaev’s role in “Racket” will be forgotten

In today’s press release, VMRO-DPMNE again asks what Sekerinska, Filipce, Kiracovski, Remenski and half of the government were doing at Boki 13’s house, the place where the racket was plotted and executed, where did the Louis Vuitton bag with one and a half million euros end up and where...

Macedonia 28.12.19 | 14:58

No report, no note: Boki 13 ‘s house- SDSM’s operational headquarters

Outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev does not remember when he exactly reported the “Racket” case, and in the meantime the home of one of the defendants, Bojan Jovanovski, also known as Boki 13, functioned as SDSM’s operational headquarters. Can we see the report: Zaev didn’t report...

Macedonia 28.12.19 | 11:34

Mickoski: We will not publish tapes, but we will submit evidence to the MoI

Don’t expect VMRO-DPMNE to publish recorded conversations at press conferences. But we will submit everything we have to the MoI, the law enforcement authorities, whenever there’s trust, so they can further process it, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski in an interview with MRT on...

Macedonia 27.12.19 | 22:58

I was defending Janeva because she was not on the tape

On April 22, 2019, when he reported the racketeering case, outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev did not know that Katica Janeva was involved because the materials presented to him by businessman Orce Kamcev show only Bojan Jovanovski-Boki 13. On April 22 when I reported the case, I reported what I saw....

Macedonia 27.12.19 | 20:21

What says one of the three letters Janeva sent to Joveski from the Sutka Prison?

In the introduction of the letter by former Special Prosecutor Katica Janeva sent in handwriting from the Sutka prison in September this year while Janeva was in custody, she urged Prosecutor Ljubomir Joveski to inspect the files at Vilma Ruskoska, because the SPO chief suspected that her statement to...

Macedonia 27.12.19 | 19:47

Can we see the report: Zaev didn’t report “Racket”, and SDSM’s top leadership was in close coordination with Boki 13

Outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev checking his agenda to recall when he reported the racketeering did not satisfy VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Aleksandar Nikoloski to believe him that he really did it. Outgoing PM Zaev finally checks his agenda, claims to have reported the racketeering on April 22 Nikoloski,...

Macedonia 27.12.19 | 19:20

Zaev continued to defend Janeva after reporting the racketeering

After days of silence, the outgoing prime minister responded Friday when he reported the “Racket” case to the public prosecutor’s office. He claims that he did it on April 22 this year, although he did not submit any written document that he really did it. What is striking is that there are dozen...

Macedonia 27.12.19 | 18:04

Outgoing PM Zaev finally checks his agenda, claims to have reported the racketeering on April 22

After days of silence, the outgoing prime minister responded Friday when he reported the “Racket” case to the public prosecutor’s office. He claims that he did it on April 22 this year. But Zaev did not submit any written document on whether he really did it in support of his claim. Aleksandar...

Macedonia 27.12.19 | 16:30

Nikoloski: Zoran Zaev didn’t report “Racket” because he’s at the top of the pyramid

Aleksandar Nikoloski, Vice-President of the main opposition VMRO DPMNE party, says outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev is running away from answering whether he has actually reported the “Racket” case. A week ago I asked Zoran Zaev to show the note from the report of the “Racket” case....

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